Spring and fall have their charms, and the holiday season has its magic, but summer is the time to enjoy New York City at its best. Vibrant and colorful, the city comes to life with an array of activities and events within easy reach from apartments in Brooklyn and other areas. 

Manhattan’s Great Summer Spots

Manhattan is one of the best boroughs in which to experience some of the delights of summer in the city. Whether you’re looking for Upper East Side apartments, Upper West Side apartments, or a home in another neighborhood, you’ll never be far from the action.

What’s summer in NYC without at least one picnic in Central Park? Yes, it sounds cliché, but even cliches have their place. There are plenty of areas to choose from in the park, with Sheep Meadow being a fan favorite, and one of the bonuses of living in an Upper West Side apartment.

Additionally, Chelsea is home to one of the loveliest summer spots in New York – with the High Line a highlight, of course! You’ll find art, music, food trucks, and benches where you can spend a few minutes appreciating the beauty of this trendy park.

Known as Manhattan’s town square, the privately managed Bryant Park is another reason to consider the borough when looking for houses for sale in New York. The park hosts various events throughout the year, with one of the best programs being Bryant Park Summer Movie Nights. Spend a summer night watching a movie on the big screen under the stars.

June this year sees the return of the Tribeca Film Festival, which will offer screenings and talks all over the five boroughs, so you’re not limited to the Tribeca neighborhood.

Platinum Properties Sales Director, Melissa Joy True said that her favorite New York City spot in summer is the Grand Banks. “Oysters and rosé aboard a historic amazing sailboat docked on the Hudson is so much fun”

Governor’s Island is another of Melissa’s favorite spots within the borough. “I also love Governor’s Island – they do a Jazz Age event every summer. The addition of the hammock grove a few years back has made it a really cool space. You can rent surreys and ride around the island, enjoy picnicking, and more,” she explained.

Summer In Brooklyn

Apartments in Brooklyn have some of the city’s best summery attractions on their doorsteps. Find fabulous Brooklyn apartments for sale with Platinum Properties.

One of the not-to-be-missed summer experiences is a visit to Coney Island. You’ll find the Wonder Wheel, the Cyclone rollercoaster, Luna Park’s rides and games, and a host of other things to do. If you’re there on the Fourth of July, grab a hot dog and watch Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Summer in Brooklyn isn’t quite complete without the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival. The festival features concerts at Prospect Park’s bandshell between June and August.

Summer Fun In Queens

Every Saturday evening between May and August will see Queens’ Flushing Meadows Corona Park come to life with the Queens Night Market. A must for lovers of ethnic food, the market offers tasty dishes that offer your taste buds a trip around the world. You’ll also find beer, wine, and other beverages.

All Over The City

New York’s rooftop bars are definitely a must in the summer. There are many to choose from, and each has something unique to offer, whether it’s signature drinks and nibbles or an incredible view.

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